Barnsley College and ITS Group come together

Barnsley College Chair of Governors, Simon Perryman (left) and Martin Hornshaw, Chair of Trustees for the ITS Group, sign the contract watched by staff and governors from both organisations


We are coming together with ITS Group, maximising the strengths and shared values of both organisations and building on the current long-standing relationship. This will provide further opportunities by offering us an additional employer-led delivery arm adding to its existing successful apprenticeship offer and ITS will benefit from the College’s capital and investment to grow. Both organisations will retain their individual identities and complementary offers.

Yiannis Koursis, Interim Principal and Chief Executive at Barnsley College, said: “We are looking forward to working with ITS Group to offer a complete education solution to local people and businesses. The coming together of both organisations will mean an opportunity for a greater pool of strengths and experience to support long-term growth for the region. We will form a responsive organisation which will make a positive impact on Barnsley and the wider region.”

Dr Chris Payne, Chief Executive Officer of the ITS Group, added: “The coming together of Barnsley College and ITS Group is a positive decision which will certainly benefit local people, businesses and community. Our common accord is to develop career pathways for young people and raise the workforce skill level and productivity for employers. We look forward to working with Barnsley College.”

ITS Group has been incorporated by Barnsley College as a wholly owned subsidiary as of Thursday 28 February 2019.

Last updated: 4th March 2019

Originally posted on: 4th March 2019